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China Crackdown on Non-Registered NGOs

Competition, Trade & Regulatory

China Crackdown on Non-Registered NGOs

A number of offices operated by international organizations in China have been recently visited by Chinese Public Security Bureau (PSB) officers for operating in a non-compliant manner.

11 August 2021

FCA brings first criminal prosecution against a bank

The arrival of the first criminal prosecution against a bank under Money Laundering Regulations (MLRs) by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has led to speculation that the...

05 May 2021

Keepwell and carry on: enforcement of Keepwell deeds put to the test in China

Keepwell deeds, also known as letters of comfort, are a credit protection tool commonly used by Chinese companies issuing debt offshore.

23 February 2021

Brexit Update

As of 11 pm on 31 December 2020, the transitional period for the UK’s departure from the EU will end, and EU legislation that has been ‘onshored’ will...

09 November 2020

European Regulatory Updates 2.0

As the pandemic accelerates, European regulators continue to shore up what they can of the financial system by relaxing, clarifying

14 April 2020

Covid 19 - European Regulatory Updates

As the pandemic accelerates, European regulators have moved fast to shore up what they can of the financial system

26 March 2020

5MLD: Have You Updated Your AML Policies and Procedures?

On 10 January 2020, the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) was implemented in the UK via The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019

05 March 2020

Cybersecurity risks in mergers and acquisitions transactions

Acquiring a company could mean taking on its digital operations and its past present and future data security issues. This means in many cases that an effective cybersecurity...

18 September 2018
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Impact of Criminal Finances Act (‘CFA’) 2017

The Criminal Finances Act (“CFA”) 2017 comes into effect on 30 September 2017. The CFA introduces two new offences which could affect any company with links to...

04 August 2017

Big Data: not competition law’s Achilles heel

Big Data has been considered in several areas of law, particularly data protection, consumer and privacy law, but as yet, competition authorities have not intervened.

07 December 2016

Competition litigation developments in the Competition Appeal Tribunal

We discusses recent developments and emerging trends in competition litigation involving the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

28 November 2016
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Ofcom fines Vodafone £4.6m for regulatory breaches

Last week, the UK communications regulator Ofcom fined Vodafone an amount of £4.6m for breaches of the Ofcom's General Conditions of Entitlement.

01 November 2016

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